A few days ago we received our densely packed Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Starter Set, which we ordered from the Games Workshop Webstore along with a squad of Chaos Space Marines (to go with our unruly mob of Chaos Cultists) and the Krogskull’s Boyz Kill Team expansion.
This is actually our second purchase of a Kill Team starter box, as we bought the 2016 version of Kill Team right around the time it went out of production, which roughly coincided with the official announcement for Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition.
Since the 2016 version of Kill Team included a compact but complete rulebook for Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition, it’s not surprising that the product was phased out to make way for the new incarnation of Warhammer 40K. Still, that revelation was a bummer because we bought the 2016 Kill Team box at least partially because the small-format 40K rulebook made it an attractive deal.
Oh well, that’s water under the gothic 41st millennium bridge. Fast forward to 2018 and now we have a new, reimagined and significantly more robust version of Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team. This product release includes an industrial strength starter-box set, containing 20 Citadel miniatures, the Kill Team core rules, tactics cards, a folding game board, an impressive set of Imperial Ruins scenery, and other assorted gaming accessories.
And since we now have both the 2016 and 2018 versions of Kill Team in house, we thought why not unbox them in the same video to show what each set contains? It’s not exactly a fair competition, since Kill Team 2018 has been beefed up to be a major Games Workshop release, instead of just a quirky add-on to regular Warhammer 40K. But still it’s kind of fun to compare what’s inside each box, as well as see how radically the Kill Team concept evolved in just two short years.
To watch as we unbox both the 2016 and 2018 versions of Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team, just click on the media player above.